Have a Question? Read some of the Frequently Asked Questions Here
How do I make a booking?
At the top of the page describing each journey there is a Book Now Button. This will open a contact box to complete. We will reply with full details.
What about Altitude… is it going to be really high?
Altitude is something we take seriously, and so we have provided a comprehensive information page that talks about Altitude issues. (see under INFO). We design all our programs with rates of ascension in mind and have back up plans in case someone needs to come back down from any high point. In over 20 years of operation, we have never had a serious high altitude problem with anyone on our tours due to our conservative approach. Some journeys are higher than others. Ask about this if altitude is a concern for you.
What currency is the price?
We use AUD (Australian Dollars) for the price and for direct bank transfers. You can pay in any currency on the PayPal payment gateway using credit card or your PayPal account. Just convert the amount to the appropriate AUD equivalent.
What does Zen Bullet mean?
This refers to our series of Royal Enfield motorcycle rides in the Himalayas. The Royal Enfield is a classic British bike that has been made in India since 1955 and is nicknamed the Bullet. We call the rides Zen Bullet as a play on words with reference to the Zen Stick. This is a device used by a Zen master to keep the students focussed and present. We consider riding a Bullet through the Himalayas an amazing experience that keeps one focussed and present, hence the name.
What is the Kalachakra Initiation?
This is a High Yoga Tantra teaching and initiation that is conferred by HH Dalai Lama at various times and places around the world. In the past he has said that this event is helpful for promoting world peace. For full details about the Kalachakra in Ladakh, check the information provided on the Spirit Journey to Ladakh page.
Why are there different prices?
The pricing for all the journeys is based on whether you are coming as a single (own room) or twinshare (2 in a room). Sometimes there are various other options available that required separate pricing.
Do I really need to get Travel Insurance?
Yes, full medical cover at minimum is required for all of our journeys. This is for your safety and also for everyone else in the group. In case of emergency, we will use all means possible to minimise risk to everyone involved, which may prove very expensive in the case of a medical evacuation.
Can I use my Credit Card Travel Insurance?
This is fine as long as you have read the fine print for your policy and are sure that you are covered for your activities. As an example, most CC Insurance will NOT cover motorcycle riding.
Can I pay by Credit Card?
Yes, using PayPal on the booking page. You don’t need to set up or have a PayPal account to pay by credit card. Follow the links on the booking page.
What kind of people do your tours?
That depends on the journey, but we have a wide range of people travel with us, including many who return for more. Generally, the kind of people who travel with us are the kind of people who want to have a totally unique experience, unlike any they've had before. They want to be met at the airport and not have to worry about details while on the tour. They like having knowledgable experience guides on hand to make their travel experience safe, informative and special.